Cheap flights from Christchurch to Cairns

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The best prices from Christchurch to Cairns are usually found in May or August, booked 55 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Thursday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from Christchurch to Cairns

All the information you need to plan the best CHC to CNS flight in 2022: compare Christchurch to Cairns flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cairns.

CHC - CNS

Price

$398 - $597

CNS

Temperature

21 - 27 °C

CNS

Precipitation

20 - 430 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 20% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 16% potential price drop

Average price

$828

Average for round-trip flights in January 2022

Round-trip from

$585

From Christchurch to Cairns

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Christchurch to Cairns?

Departing on a Tuesday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 10% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Christchurch to Cairns?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 54 days in advance, which can save you up to 12% on flights from Christchurch to Cairns compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 54 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $762. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $773.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Christchurch to Cairns?

May is one of the best times of the year to fly to Cairns from Christchurch. Prices for May average $700 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $467. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a May flight can save you 25% on your journey compared to booking in May

When is the cheapest time to fly from Christchurch to Cairns (CHC - CNS)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Christchurch to Cairns in the morning. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 20% on your trip compared to booking a flight at midday.

Cheap flights from Christchurch to Cairns in January, February 2022

The best prices found for CHC to CNS flights in January, February
13 Feb - 20 Feb
CHC

Christchurch

CNS

Cairns

2 stops

14h 10m
CNS

Cairns

CHC

Christchurch

2 stops

24h 30m
$1,115

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 14/1/22

13 Feb - 20 Feb
CHC

Christchurch

CNS

Cairns

2 stops

18h 10m
CNS

Cairns

CHC

Christchurch

3 stops

23h 45m
$1,388

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 14/1/22

Christchurch to Cairns 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cairns from Christchurch found for this year
13 Feb - 20 Feb
CHC

Christchurch

CNS

Cairns

2 stops

14h 10m
CNS

Cairns

CHC

Christchurch

2 stops

24h 30m
$1,115

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 14/1/22

13 Feb - 20 Feb
CHC

Christchurch

CNS

Cairns

2 stops

18h 10m
CNS

Cairns

CHC

Christchurch

3 stops

23h 45m
$1,388

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 14/1/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Christchurch to Cairns flights.

Which airlines flying from Christchurch to Cairns have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Christchurch to Cairns that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways, and Jetstar. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Christchurch to Cairns for under $1,200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Christchurch to Cairns for under $1,200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,115, but on average you can expect to pay $1,251.

How popular is this Christchurch to Cairns flight route?

This flight path from Christchurch to Cairns was viewed by 411 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Christchurch to Cairns?

Before booking your flight from Christchurch to Cairns, check out the most popular airlines for this route: Emirates, Jetstar or Air New Zealand.

What are the cheapest flights from Christchurch to Cairns?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $272. While the most popular route (Christchurch - Cairns) can be booked for $1,115 on average our data indicates $427 when flying from Christchurch to Cairns.

Can I fly to Cairns from Christchurch right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Christchurch to Cairns

Most visitors from Christchurch need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Cairns.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Christchurch must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Cairns.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Christchurch are not required to quarantine after entering Cairns.

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Travel Authorization Form - Travelers who are not in an exempt category may request an individual exemption to Australia's travel restrictions using this form.


Can I fly back to Christchurch from Cairns?

Returning to Christchurch from Cairns

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cairns are not required to quarantine after entering Christchurch.

Alternative routes for Christchurch to Cairns

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Top 4 airlines flying from Christchurch to Cairns

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Christchurch to Cairns choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Emirates
Cheapest$349
Average$564
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$455
Average$802
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Jetstar
Cheapest$500
Average$724
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$508
Average$703
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety